Janet A Napolitano

Born:November 29, 1957 (age 61)
Career:President, University of California, 2013-present
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 2009-2013
Governor of Arizona, 2003-2009
Arizona attorney general, 1998-2002
U.S. Attorney for District of Arizona, 1993-1998
State:Arizona
Party:Democratic
Education:Santa Clara University
University of Virginia Law School
Website:http://ucop.edu/president/

Janet Napolitano is president of the University of California system, a post she assumed on September 30, 2013.

Napolitano was born in New York City on November 29, 1957, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Santa Clara University, where she won a Truman Scholarship and was the university's first female valedictorian. Napolitano received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before entering public office, she served as a clerk for Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law in Phoenix at the firm of Lewis and Roca.

Napolitano was governor of Arizona from 2002 to 2009, Arizona's third female governor and the first to win re-election. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association and was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine. She was also the first female attorney general of Arizona and served as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona. From 2009 to 2013, Napolitano served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the fourth person (including an acting secretary) to serve as secretary since the post was created.

More information: http://www.dhs.gov/person/janet-napolitano

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